Last year he got a cramp part way which slowed him down, but he finished in around 11 hours 21 minutes. The year before when he was "only" 91 he finished in 7 hours 20 minutes with no cramps.
He says that his time is not important but it is important to finish. He enjoys the race and the people he meets and talks with. Here is his training schedule;
Tollef Sverdrup, born in 1919, says he practises about 100 hours of x-country skiing from January to the 16th of March, Race day. In reality, he goes out and skiis from 1.5 to 2.0 hours per day, for 75 days. That's not so bad for a young guy like him. How many of us 40+ people get in 30 minutes of exercise per day??
My 90 year old father-in-law, who thinks as clearly as most folks, listens to classical music and does cross word puzzles, sudoko and computer programming on the side. He is together mentally and still drives a sports car.
How much time does the average person waste in mindless TV watching? Statistics about TV say it is a lot. It certainly is well over 3 hours per day.How much does the average person exercise their mind and body each day?
So get with the winning program and decide to train your brain and build in some physical activity each day. Eat healthy and turn of the TV. Have a nice conversation with your other half and go for a nice walk. If you need some help with this talk with a life coach who can support you to change your habits and reach your personal goals.®
Live long and prosper, Marianne and Bob
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